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Military Discounts From 230+ Stores & Services

There is no way we can ever properly thank members of the US Military for all that they have done. They are certainly not paid enough for their work and their great sacrifice. Iraq and Afghanistan have been particularly tough and stressful for members of the military, their families and loved ones. Military Discounts

We have found 160 195 199 over 200 stores and services doing their part to make life easier by offering discounts to active, reserve, and retired members of the US Military and their immediate family members.  Please help spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and Email to those you know in the military about this resource. If you have additional suggestions please comment below and they'll be added on an ongoing basis. For veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan, please check out IAVA. Members there are offered vouchers to many retail stores, such as JC Penney.

Two important caveats.  First, some stores offer discounts only at the owner's discretion and other discounts vary by state.  Second, many stores that give a military discount don't advertise it.  It is always worth asking a store whether they have one or not and to have your military ID on you.

Restaurant Discounts

  • 99 Restaurants: 10% discount with Military ID for retired and active veterans
  • Acapulco: 20% off for military personnel in uniform or with valid ID
  • A&W: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you
  • Applebee's: Discount varies per location, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you
  • Arby's: Discount varies per location, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Back Yard BurgersDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Barnhill's:  Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Birdies For the Brave: Complimentary admission for active, Reserve, and military retirees and dependents at select PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Web.com Tour events.  Many tournaments also offer discounted admission or complimentary admission for non retired military veterans.
  • Boston Market20% with military ID.
  • Captain D's:  Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Carl's Jr. - Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Chevy's Fresh Mex20%, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Cinnabon: 15% off at participating locations with a valid military ID
  • Ci-Ci's PizzaDiscount varies, dependent on location, must present military ID
  • Chick Fil A: Varies, Discount with ID card (location dependent), discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • ChipotleDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Cold Stone Creamery Discount varies, must present military ID
  • Cracker Barrel10-15% off, at manager's discretion
  • Dairy Queen10% off, location dependent
  • Del Taco: 50% off at participating locations with valid military ID
  • Denny's Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Dunkin' DonutsVeterans advantage members save 10% on all online orders. They also send free coffee to the troops oversees.
  • El Molino Coffee Shop:  Free Shipping, online
  • Friendly's Ice Cream Stores: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Golden CorralDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Hard Rock Cafe: 10% - 15% off. Varies for each location.
  • Hickory Farms : 10 percent Military discount - Enter 892848 in code box on online order form
  • Hooters: 10% off with military ID
  • IHOP 20% with Military ID at owners discretion
  • Java Cafe: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Johnny Rockets Personnel in uniform will receive a 50% discount
  • KFC Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • LoneStar:  10% off everyday with ID and 20% off on Mondays
  • Long John Silver'sDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse10% military discount (this may not be honored at all locations)
  • Margaritaville: 10% off with valid military ID
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies10% off with military ID, coupon link
  • Panchero's Mexican Grill: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Pancho's Mexican Buffet:  Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Panda Express Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Papa Murphy's Participating locations will take 50% off one pizza
  • Pizza HutDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Popeyes:  10% off with a valid military ID
  • QuiznosDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Raising Cane's Chicken: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Red RobinDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory10% military discount
  • Sam's ClubGet a $15 gift card when you become a member (active duty and retired only)
  • Schlotzky's Deli: 30% off with military ID
  • SizzlerDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Sonic Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Subway 10% off, if not in a military town
  • Sweet Tomatoes10% off with military ID
  • Taco Bell Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • The Melting Pot: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Texas Roadhouse10% military discount
  • Wendy's Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Wing Zone10% military discount in Alabama. Ends 12/31/2015
  • Zaxby's10% off with military ID

Clothing Discounts

  • Abercrombie & Fitch:10-15% off, at manager's discretion
  • Aeropostale10% off with military ID
  • American Eagle Outfitters: 10-15% off, at manager's discretion
  • Anchor Blue: 10% off
  • Banana Republic: 10% military discount 1st of every month (may vary by location; in-store only).
  • Bass Pro Shops: 10% off from the 15th to 22nd of each month
  • Boscov’s:  15% off in-store purchases with military ID everyday.
  • Buckle 10% off, Free Shipping on all military orders
  • Cabela's 10% off
  • Christopher & Banks: 10% of with Military ID
  • Coleman: 15% off with veterans advantage card
  • Dress Barn: Discount and participation will vary by location, bring Military ID to ask
  • Eddie Bauer15% off most merchandise (some promotions excluded) with military ID
  • Express Clothing Store10% off on top of other coupons as well with military ID
  • Extreme Outfitters10-20% on miltary Gear, online and in Store
  • Forever 2110% off
  • Gander Mountain: 5% off
  • Gap: 10% military discount 1st of every month (may vary by location; in-store only).
  • Green Island Breeze:  20% Military Discount In-Store and 10% Military Discount Online with code: MD10
  • Hancock Fabrics: 15% off on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (in-store only)
  • Hanes Outlet Store: 10% off with Military ID
  • Hot Topic10-20% off with military ID
  • Jockey10% off with valid Military ID
  • Jones New York Outlet Store: 10% off with valid Military ID
  • Kohl's15% off at participating locations
  • Maurices10% off with valid military ID
  • Nautica: 10% off with military ID
  • New York and Company: 15% off military discount
  • Old Navy10% military discount 1st of every month (may vary by location; in-store only).
  • Orvis: 10% discount for Veterans Advantage members
  • Overstock: Free Club O membership for Military personnel (5% reward dollars for every purchase, free shipping, and extra reward dollars)
  • Pac Sun Discount varies per location, just bring in a vaild military ID and ask
  • Ralph Lauren Outlet Store: 10% off with Military ID
  • S&K Menswear: 8% Discount on all items free shipping on orders over $99 & APO/FPO shipping. To access the military site at S&K you must go through their AAFES Exchange Mail Online service. http://bdeal.me/aCVq2X
  • Tommy Hilfiger: 10% with valid military ID
  • Under Armor Outlet Store: 10% off with military ID
  • Wet Seal: 10% off
  • Wilson's Leather: 10% off in-store with military ID or call 1-866-305-4704

Shoe Discounts

  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse 10% military discount (may vary by location)
  • Eastbay: 20% off online and by phone with a Veterans Advantage Card
  • Finish Line20 percent military discount off select items at special locations
  • Foot Action20% off with military ID
  • Foot Locker20% off with military ID
  • Kid's Foot Locker: 20% off with Military ID
  • Lady Foot Locker20% off with military ID
  • Nike : 0% off, In-Store. For official company policy please check out http://www.nikebiz.com/customer_service/discounts.html
  • Payless Shoe Source10% off
  • Rack Room Shoes15% discount. Bring in valid military ID
  • Shoe Carnival10% off with military ID
  • Timberland Outlets: 15%, bring in valid military ID

Travel and Hotel Discounts

  • American AirlinesDiscount varies, requires military ID
  • AmtrakActive duty US military personnel, their spouses and their dependents, are eligible to receive a 10% discount off most Amtrak rail fares or save 15% with your Veterans Advantage card.
  • Best Inns and Suites: Varies, must present Military ID with check-in
  • Best Western Rates within allowable per diem, must present military ID with check in
  • BudgetVaries, up to 25% off time and mileage Store, requires military ID to redeem
  • Budget Truck RentalDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Choice Hotels Rates at or below per diem depending on location. Discounts may vary and depend on availability. Must present military ID.
  • Clarion InnRates within allowable per diem while on travel orders. Must present valid military ID with check-in
  • Comfort InnRates within allowable per diem while on travel orders. Must Present valid military ID with check-in
  • Days InnRates within allowable per diem. Must present valid military ID with check-in
  • Disney Resorts: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Disneyland : Military discounts are available only for tickets purchased at installation MWRs. Prices vary per date and length of visit
  • Great Wolf Lodge: Up to 33% off, discount varies however. Must book room over the phone rather than the internet.
  • GuideToMilitaryTravel.com: Another great site for military families to go to when looking for travel discounts.
  • Hilton HotelsState and federal employees and U.S. military service members are eligible for discounted bookings at Hilton hotel and resort properties. Discount amount may vary by property
  • Marriott HotelsIt's the Per Diem amount the government picks up, whatever that amount is. Just call and place the reservation over the phone and ask for that discount.
  • Nickelodeon Hotels: Reduced rates and perks, online and in store, www.nickhotel.com/military , 877-NICK-111 and ask for the Military Family Package
  • Ramada15% to 30% - depending on availability. Must present military I.D. upon check in.
  • Samsonite15% off with military ID
  • Sierra Suites: Rates at or below per diem depending on location. Discounts may vary and depend on availability. Must present military ID
  • Southwest AirlinesVaries, it's a dollar amount, not a percentage. Not available on all flights, you'll have to call Southwest and simply just ask.
  • Travelodge Rates within allowable per diem. Discounts may vary and depend on availability. Must present military I.D
  • Wyndham HotelsDiscounts vary by 140 locations. Also depend on availability. Must present military I.D. upon check in.

Vacation Discounts

  • Anheuser - Busch Amusement Parks: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Azamara Cruises: Discounts vary, 800-338-4962
  • Busch Gardens: One day complimentary admission for members of the military and 3 direct dependents in 2012. Here's to the Heroes
  • Carnival Cruises10% off of cruise, but must be booked over the phone, and not online, as proof must be faxed in
  • MLB Hall of Fame: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Movie Theaters: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • My Cruise Club: 9% off on all cruises www.militarycruisedeals.com
  • Professional Sports teams: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Ripley's attractions and museums: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Schlitterbahn Waterparks & ResortsActive military can purchase Schlitterbahn tickets for up to 50% off the general admission price at participating military installations. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Sea WorldOne day complimentary admission for members of the military and 3 direct dependents in 2012. Here's to the Heroes
  • Sesame Park Place: One day complimentary admission for members of the military and 3 direct dependents in 2012. Here's to the Heroes
  • Shedd Aquarium in Chicago: Free general admission with military ID. On the Shedd Aquarium page that is hyper linked here, scroll down to “Other Discounts” to find out more information.
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain: Service members receive special discounts on admission for special events and specific dates. Tickets must be purchased in advance MWR and ITT 143. Recreation offices, not at the park.
  • Walt Disney World Resort: Walt Disney World Resort offers U.S. military personnel 4-Day Military Promotional Tickets for just $138 each and up to 40% off select Disney Resorts Hotels
  • Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo: Free admission ticket for active duty or reserve member of the military, also allows 50% discount in admission for up to 3 family members
  • Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium: Enrolled military get in for free and 50% off for up to 3 family members http://www.nyaquarium.com/
  • World of Coca Cola:  $2 off standard admission price for service member with I.D. and up to four guests.

Computer and Electronics  Discounts

  • Apple Store: The discount varies, you need to sign up here - http://www.apple.com/r/store/government/
  • AT&TDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Dell ComputersDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Hewlett-PackardLog on to website and click on New User Registration: Enter first and last name, user name, password and email address. Use company code: 2727. Discounts vary. Online only.
  • Inkshouse.com20% off $50 or more, use cod Mil20
  • MicrosoftGovernment employees can get discounts on software through their Home Use Program
  • Nextel18% Discount, call 1-800-639-6111
  • Nuvo: $30 off Ritmo Pregnancy Sound System. You can call 1-888-688-6462, or use coupon code MILITARY99 online at http://www.nuvo-group.com. Valid military ID required for in-store purchase.
  • Rocky Mountain Tracking: 5% off any tracking inc. Use code USMILITARY, http://www.rmtracking.com/
  • Sprint10-18% off. Sprint will also put a "hold" on your line when you are deployed, if you provide a copy of your orders, so you still have the same number when you come back and you do not have to pay for the time your gone as well.
  • Sprint Business: 15% to 20% Discount, 1-888-788-4727
  • Verizon: 15% discount on monthly bills. Applies only to the military member's primary line.

Automotive Discounts

  • AutoZoneVaries Per Store - Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Advance Auto Parts10% off with military ID
  • Avis: 25% off, online you should use this coupon AWD # A555084
  • Big 10 Tires: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Dollar Car RentalAllowable per diem rates
  • Firestone Auto Center10% off
  • Ford:  Discount varies, http://www.encs.com/ford/
  • Geico: 2% to 15% in all states except Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas
  • GM: Varies, always well below MSRP. You can sign in online at https://www.exclusivegmoffer.com/ip-gmpop/initPop.do?program=mpp
  • HertzAllowable per diem rates. Show valid military ID
  • Jeep: $500 for active military, reserves and retired reserves or active after 20 years of service. Requires military ID
  • Jiffy Lube: 10% off with valid Military ID
  • Kragen Auto Parts: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Meineke10% off parts. In store only. Simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Midas10% off
  • NAPA Auto Parts Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • National: No fee for additional drivers, and special off duty rates per location. Service members receive full loss damage waivers
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Paradise Limousine: $25 Off Limousine Service Coupon Code: 1369 for service members
  • Pep Boys: 10% off with valid military ID
  • Race-Depot: 10% off, use code 10MILCITY
  • Suzuki: $500 off for you and immediate family. Requires military ID
  • Toyota: $500 off + $500 for firs time buyers. Requires military ID
  • Vets-Cars.com: an auto dealer association that pledges "thanks, respect, low up-front pricing, transparency and a superior showroom experience for U.S. Veterans, Active Duty and family members."

Beauty Discounts

  • Mary Kay Cosmetics: Military personnel and dependents receive 10 % on online orders. Reference your service affiliation and status, and ask for additional free gift and bigger discounts by contacting website. Note: Mary Kay cosmetics are sold by independent consultants who can choose to honor discounts or not and can also choose whether or not to offer free gifts with purchase. Most consultants do honor these requests, but are not required to.
  • Pure BeautyDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Sally Beauty Supply: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.

Sporting Goods Discounts

Health and Wellness Discounts

  • GNCDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Simone Protective Health: 20% off their nutritional hydration drink.

Education Discounts

  • Ashford University:  Discounted tuition at $250 a credit, books are covered for all required courses, waived application fee, waived technology fee and more! Benefits apply to all Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists and spouses, dependents eligible for survivor benefits, plus civilian DOD employees & separated vets/retirees still using their GI Bill.
  • Barnes and Noble 6% off regular price plus free shipping, check out www.bn.com/militarycity
  • Discovery Channel Store Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • istudysmart.com:  Free Shipping for Military Families, Online, 9/15 - 10/14
  • Lerner15% off

Jewelry Discounts

  • Facets Collection: 10% off jewelry and 5% off all engagement rings and loose diamonds
  • Samuel's Diamonds: 10% off in-store with military ID
  • SzulFree shipping to Military APO/FPO destinations until 12/31/10. http://bdeal.me/dnZ6Fb

Children's Discounts

  • KB Toys15% off during advertised Military Days

Movie Discounts

  • American Video Productions: 10% off to active duty, retired, families of military and dependents. Call and ask for the discount http://www.americanvideoproductions.net/
  • BlockbusterDiscount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • IMAX : $1 off movie tickets with Military ID
  • Movie Theaters: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • Regal Movie Theaters: Matinee prices for all show times. Requires Military ID
  • United Artist Movie Theaters:  Matinee prices for all show times. Requires Military ID

Eyewear  Discounts

  • Boston Bill Sunglasses: 10% off
  • Eyewear: Discount varies, get the discount online at http://www.afeyewear.com/ - This site offers military discounts for a wide range of eyeglass companies
  • Haber Vision: 50% discount on all sunglasses. Online at http://www.habervision.com/CodeResult.aspx?code=JB10222Q
  • MilitaryContacts.net: Up to 30% off contact lenses and free shipping on orders over $50
  • OakleyThere is a website you register with that offers Oakleys at a discounted price. It doesn't say how much that price is though. Check it out online  at https://secure.usstandardissue.com/

Home and Garden Discounts

  • Agentsource.com:  Up to 40% off standard real estate closing costs for Active duty men and women moving in the United States or Canada
  • Anna's Linens: 10% off any purchase with Valid Military ID in store only
  • Camino Real Apartments: 5% military discount
  • Century 21 FREE Century 21 AON Home Protection Plan when they buy or sell a home through Molly Kucharski ONLY paid for at settlement. Value = $399.00, call 1(800) 952-2516
  • CubeSmart: Additional 20% off with valid Military ID
  • Home Depot10% off Year Round, to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family. In-Store only. Varies- some locations may require documentation.
  • Kiss the Cook:  Register with your military email address and receive a 10% discount
  • Leslie Pool Supplies: 10% off with military ID
  • Lowe's10% off year round to active duty, active reserve, retired military, and immediate family. Just bring in a valid military ID. The military discount, however, cannot be combined with other coupons they may be offering.
  • Michaels10% off every Wednesday at select stores. Call your local store for participation.

Miscellaneous Discounts

  • ASMBA: Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association - Membership in the non-profit association is free, and, when you join, you'll get $3,000 of free AD&D coverage.
  • Build a Sign: Free banner and cards to support the troops
  • CoinsAndPins.com: 10% military discount on custom made products as long as the custom items are more than 60% military related
  • FromYouFlowers.com20% discount when you order by phone at 1-800-838-8853
  • IAVA : IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, is a veterans organization that looks to help take care of the newest generation of American veterans. They also are working with companies, such as JC Penney, to provide up to $200 in vouchers to certain retail stores.
  • National Credit Solutions: 25% discount, call toll free at 866-485-2540 x109, and for a direct line please call 972-746-4209
  • Online Chimp Website Solution:  $15 off the small business website builder
  • Sears10% off on tools and related items. Contact your local store for details.
  • Spencer's Gifts: Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.
  • TurboTaxActive duty military are eligible to file federal tax returns for free through the Intuit Tax Freedom Project
  • Walgreens 10% with military ID every Tuesday

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560 Responses to “Military Discounts From 230+ Stores & Services”

  1. Myron Kocher says:

    Some of the stores that say that they give a discount of 10% are doing so as a sham to get you in their stores and then you are denied the discount. They say that they have lowered the price by maybe $5.00 and you can only get one discount (their’s), so you can’t have the military discount which could amount to a lot of money on a $500.00 purchase. They are lowering the price which was originally higher than normal and then dropping it to a “sale price” on purpose to forgo your getting the military discount. In this they get you, the military, active/retiree/veteran, in the store and up to the cash register and know that you won’t just walk away. I’ve had this happen at Lowe’s Building Materials (on buying a new lawnmower) and other warehouse type stores. You may want to ask before you shop in their store and they get you in the cashier’s line and then get denied. Restaurants haven’t given this retiree any problems, though.

  2. Jen says:

    is anyone with Verizon actually getting a 23% discount? I only get 15% for military. considering I have 5 lines and the plan itself, without the add’l lines, is around $120, that’s almost another $10 off – would be nice if it’s supposed to be 23%!

    • Connie says:

      I was just wondering the same thing. We only get 15% discount. I’m going to try to speak to someone to address my concerns

      • Joshua says:

        There is a way to do it. I would suggest going to a verizon store and asking. You have to explain that your in the military and you get 15% for being military and an extra 8% for the company you work for using verizon. If they dont do it just keep going up the chain of command!

      • Connie says:

        Spoke to Verizon CSR on 6/7/12 & was told they have never given 23% discount. It is 15% off main phone line. 25% off phone accessories- not phones

  3. Tyler Unangst says:

    Going to disney world with my fiancé, big help using my discount! Thanks for informing me about the discount I got!

  4. Charlie Spencer says:

    NASCAR fans, Darlington offers a 50% discount to military!

  5. Empire Beauty School says:

    Empire Beauty School is proud to support those who serve our country – any active Police, Fire, or Military (including active reserve) always receive haircuts FREE of charge.

  6. We offer active duty military and veterans a 33% off our Products and Services to help rebuild credit and manage their money.

  7. Rachel says:

    ***”•Sam’s Club- Get a $15 gift card when you become a member”
    & also when you renew, show your Military ID (or dependent ID) and get $15 dollar discount

  8. Ying says:

    My daughter’s father enrolled to the Army 2 years ago. We are not together anymore but my daughter has her military ID , can i use this too for the discounts? Or only his father can use this?

    • T. Gauden says:

      The discount is for military personnel who earned this right. Morally, it would be wrong of your daughter or you to take advantage of this privilege……..

      • Todd says:

        She would still be a dependant and could use her ID. However, most discounts apply only to the actual military member.

        • M. O'Brien says:

          I disagree with both comments above. I’m a retired Army officer and my wife, when I’m not traveling with her, receives these discounts with her dependent military ID card. And why not? She served at my side while I was serving with the same hardships. Dependents…why not? Divorced wives can use the commissary and PX with their child due to the child’s privileges. Come now people…TRICARE and all other benefits apply to dependents with DEERS enrollment, what is so morally wrong? Ask!!! If advised “no” then ask…why not??? You deserve all!!!

          • Casey says:

            I agree! Family members sacrifice so much- that most often goes unspoken.

          • Shellie says:

            I completely agree! Why is it morally wrong? Your family deserves the discount too. We sacrifice so much by standing with our husbands/wives while they are active. Any spouse who has experienced this would completely understand AND agree!

          • wasadoc says:

            I certainly know that my wife suffered more than I, while I was in Vietnam. She would deserve all that I did.

        • Diana says:

          No it wouldn’t. Military discount I’d for immediate family members which includes the daughter.

        • Linda says:

          Not true. A spouse can use her military ID card for any discount offered. I always use mine. In fact, I carry in my purse, a list of all the stores who offer the discount. The discount also benefits the military member, since it comes directly from his or her pocket as well. We earned it, use it. As for the dependent child, the discount also applies.

        • Christina says:

          Todd, that’s not true. I am a spouse of a military man, and I can use my ID and save. He does not have to be with me, so Ying, as long as you go shopping with her you would be able to benefit from her discount.

      • Amy Lynne Tubaugh says:

        You need to understand as wives/dependents we have earned those rights as well….

        • Darrell says:

          Hey Amy Lynne, get something straight. You said you have earned these “RIGHTS.” Let me correct you. These are PRIVILIDGES, that business owners like myself offer to people who we choose to set up discounts for. So, before you go tooting around that you have “RIGHTS” to discounts offered by private owners who set up military discounts for VETERANS, not CIVILIANS, you need to understand that most military discounts offered by private business owners are not extended beyond the veteran unless stated in the discount details. This country is filled with people who think they are ENTITLED to things. Everything should be a handout, everybody has been held back, or held down. Your great grandparents and the founders of this country would be embarrassed by what goes on these days. We should be thankful for these businesses who set up things like discounts for those people like our veterans instead of crying about why you are ENTITLED to them.

          • Hey everyone, if you can’t be friendly, then let’s at least keep it civil. This post is not meant to be a debate on who deserves what. While we don’t mind some healthy debate, this is getting a little too close to insults. If anyone pushes it any further in that direction, I will start pulling the plug on those comments.

          • Ana says:

            Darrell, I think you should take a look at the fact your Freedom to have a Business comes from the fact a soldier, a soldier’s family, has made huge sacrifices for you to have your business. A soldier sacrifices his life and family for your freedom. A spouse left behind to take care of children and work, and handle everyday living to keep the home going makes many sacrifices for your freedom. Then, once they are home, the sacrifices dont stop for your freedom. Most military families end up continuing to live in “hell” due to what that soldier has been thru and having to live with on a daily basis for the rest of their lives just for Freedom. A soldier’s family deserves what small privileges and benefits that are available to them. Any military family is Entitled to the benefits and/or entitlement/or privilege that any business owner is willing to give in which is a very
            mi-nute amount considering the sacrifice for Freedom.

          • BriW says:

            You have obviously never servered! As an army wife myself I am so proud of my husband and what he does for our country! With that being said I am thankful NOT entitled for the discounts that WE receive. When I get a discount he is getting the discount to! Every little bit helps us! I am right by his side in everything he does (even though I may not physically be there sometimes.)

          • Tanya P says:

            I’ve never though my family as being “entitled’ to anything. My husband has survived through three different deployments and getting ready for a forth one as I write this. I can’t help but feel that we as a family have also been scared by these deployments.it’s been really hard having him in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf with us being left behind to wait and worry especially when internet communications can get few and far between and mailing things take 6 weeks or longer depending. I have epilepsy which limits my driving ability severely for the time being and any discounts we get are very very welcome. My husband came home after Afghanistan in peices with a severe injury from being to close to a cuncussion detonated bomb and nearly lost his left hip, yet every day he goes off to work not complaining so he won’t get kicked out before his 20 year mark so he can keep his benefits which we badly need and also because he’s very dedicated to keeping this country and your ass free. I would LOVE to know what retail store you own so I can make sure we never grace your doorstep with our presence.

            We have most definitely sacrificed as a family to have him keep this country safe and though I don’t begrudge any of it nor do I go around advertising that we’re a military family, any little bit helps on what we have to maintain an adequate living on. We have 3 beautiful kids with the youngest being a cancer survivor. “Entitled” you say? How about you being sent to god knows where at sometimes the very last minute and see how easy it is to get your things packed up while watching kids and the packers who often mislabel boxes and always seem to break your favorite peice of furniture in a move to who knows where! We’re currently stationed in one of the highest demographically places in America to live. A family of 5 alone takes over $1000 a month to feed nutritionally according to the US Dept of Agriculture’s website and we had to max out our BAH in order to find decent housing, but not unfortunately decent schools so I have to home school three kids on top of everything. Our choices are tight as to where we live because the classified nature of my husband’s job and most are in very high income bracket places yet we MUST maintain a single income because of my seizure disorder and our son’s compromised immune system.. It sucks, but we manage. We don’t take handouts nor ask for any except those little words “Do you have a military discount?” It’s a relief when they do.

            So PLEASE…Tell me what store and where and I’ll happily spread it to the other spouses in the military community that you think we aren’t helping this country, as much as our spouses do and that you think that we’re asking for a handout as an “entitlement”

            WE are the ones who put our wives and husbands back together after these deployments, not the poor excuse for the active duty mental health system that the military has. We are the ones who send the care packages to our spouses and put presents under the tree signed love Dad or love Mom knowing that no matter how much our kids wish for it, they won’t be having them home for Christmas. And with the places we are sent, it gets VERY hard to save up enough money to fly or drive home for the holidays when we’re on one coast (if we’re even in country) and they’re on another. We most often spend it just the 4 of us with no other famy to ease the pain. The military families most definitely sacrifice as much as our military spouses do.

            I’m so glad you’re safe from harm thanks to my husband and the men and women whe serve along side him. I’m willing to bet that you’ve never sacrificed the same for your country have you?

          • Darreldisliker says:

            I’m a soldier… most spouses share the money with the husband, so letting the spouse get a military discount helps the soldier directly… so saying no to the spouse but yes to the soldier is a sure sign of short sighted stupidity.

          • Tina says:

            Yet, you are entitled to all that my husband fought for. How would you feel if he choose you not to be capable to partake of freedom of speech, freedom to have a business in the United States, or simply even exist here without the horrors of a country in war(like all he experienced in Iraq and I here from stories in the news or phone calls that just ended without notice cause the phone lines were suddenly insecure – left me wondering if something physically happened right then and there. The wait while our service members were HERE in the USA, but we had to wait from them to de-mob. The spouses answering questions of children wondering why their parent only called in the middle of the night, or what if something happened-how would Daddy get home if he dies. It is a priveledge – thankful yes, ARE YOU – do you cry that so many have died for your freedoms – until then don’t you dare tell any of us military families who should cry or not. You disgust me to even make such an issue of it yourself.

          • Retired Navy Veteran says:

            AMEN!! EXTREMELY WELL SAID DARRELL!!

            THANK YOU FOR HONORING THOSE OF US WHO SERVED. I’M SURE I AM SPEAKING FOR THE MAJORITY OF US IN SAYING HOW MUCH YOUR DISCOUNTS ARE APPRECIATED!

          • Linda says:

            We think you should not participate in this program if you are not “feeling it.” How rude, Nobody that has served in the military feels “entitled,” but every penney counts. We all can’t own a business, we all live on a budget while serving our country. Get a life, we really don’t want YOUR handouts, or anyone else who has that kind of opinion about the men and women who serve their country.

          • bussiness, Military Dep. says:

            as a depenent, I servered my country also, by standing beside my husband for 20 years. I DO give all depenents the same discount as the veteran. Not only do I, the Company I work with went national with the discount after I purchased my business and my husband told them about the discount I was giving.

          • Chellie says:

            Darrel please share your little business with you so we can pass it along to all of our military community and not shop there. Thank you so much for your support of our military giving you these rights of owning your own business and being your own man. Again I will be happy to advertise for you.

          • danielle says:

            Fyi…spouses and dependents of military are NOT civilians…they are military. That is why they can get on post and you can not…they have special markings on cars to let them drive through. While YOU are stopped an asked 5 million questions

          • TO Darrell, I for one thank you and all merchants for your military discounts!! We really appreciate you and thanks you for choosing this way to honor all that have served their country honorablly. These men and women gave up their home lives to fight for our freedom and we are so proud of them-but some do not think about how much their wives and children give up as well for them to service. As most know their pay is sure not the best–so every discout we recieve really helps us and is greatly appreciated and I think more stores ought to pormote this discount that even not service people would like to know that they ,too are doing a service to our great country! And most are right-my husband is a disabled Vietnam Vet and I am thankful to have my ID to use as he is unable to go anywhere with me–so once again we- as I think all miliatry people THANK YOU and all others that offer these discounts to us!!! God Bless You!!

          • SPC Rhianna Marie says:

            Darrell Did you serve? did you go to the recruiting office knowing that there was a greater than not chance you would either die or be dismembered before returning to civilian life or retirement? Did you go to another country knowing ever one there hated you and wanted you to go home or die but knew if everyone left there was a war coming to your own back yard? Have you ever watched as you friends came into a make shift hospital in a tent with their legs blown half off ? did those same friends expect you to help them? Have you ever told a person you work with that you couldn’t save their arm? Have you ever told your best friends wife he was never coming home? when you told you friends wife he wasn’t coming home do you have dreams about the look on her sons face? you probably said no.
            Do you ever complain about government? Did you vote? Do you feel safe in your home? do you say whats on your mind with out worrying you will be shot for your opinion? do you have a Bible or Koran or no religion at all and dont care if any one knows? are there government officials living with you without your consent? when you go to work do you get paid? are there people where you work that make more and have more skills or experience? are there people who have less experience or skill that make less?
            I bet you said yes.
            WELL THE REASON YOU CAN ANSWER THOSE FIRST QUESTIONS NO, IS THE UNITED STATES SERVICE MEMBERS
            AND GUESS WHAT THEY ARE THE SAME REASON THE SECOND SET ARE ABLE TO HAVE A YES ANSWER
            SO DON’T TALK ABOUT ENTITLEMENT BECAUSE WE SAVE YOUR ASS EVERY DAY ARE YOU ENTITLED TO THAT ? WELL THINK NOW,… BUT YOU ALREADY SAID YOU WERE NOT

            HOW ABOUT YOU RE THINK YOU COMMENT ABOUT ENTITLEMENT.! AND REMEMBER NOW , ME AND MY UNIT OF CRYING MILITARY PERSONNEL SAVED YOUR ASS AND WAY OF LIFE SO YOU CAN!
            QUESTIONS IS BECA

          • David Sobel says:

            Darrell : I hope you are sitting down for this reply as you just might just fall over. First I am a 100% disabled vet. I have two children from my first wife of 20 yrs and two step children from my present spouse. I was talking to my D.A.V. Officer about benifits and asking about tuition help for my son from my first spouse. He said it was not a problem for ALL 4 of my children as I supported them all.( I have no step kids the only step in my home is the one you cross at the front door!). I about passed out when he told me they would each receive about $33,500.00 tax free as long as they kept their grades up. Only 3 kids took advantage of the benefit and all were honor students with letters. My son graduated suma-cum laude with a 4.0 in computer engineering, my two daughters magna cum laude and are grade school teachers. All three are so great full and I think Uncle Sam got his money’s worth. You see He will get his pound of flesh from me as I will die way too young in fact it almost happened two weeks before Christmas when I had a Stroke. Well, I will get off my soapbox, I just wanted to let you know that we still pay the price even when we get home and they tell us to go home we are all used up!

        • Terry says:

          So are you saying that an uncle twice removed has access to your discounts? How about a young man that was discharged after 2 1/2 yrs. of service for misconduct or article 15′s? Where does it end?

          • Linda says:

            That person does not have a military ID. Only well deserved military personnel active or retired or 100% disabled have the priviledge. Get your facts straight

          • bussiness, Military Dep. says:

            my Co. is Beltone Hearing Aids

        • M Daniels says:

          All i have to say as a 21 yr military brat, then military wife, now proud mother of a soldier.is…….AIRBORNE!

        • Lorraine C says:

          As a retired military member I disagree. Just because you are married to someone does not get you the same benefits. I wore a uniform for 22 years and I earned everything I got. No way is any dependent wife on par with me!

          • Diana says:

            Lorraine C
            I am a veteran and I think you are just arrogant! What a shame.

          • Linda says:

            You are definately a bitter person. We served right along with the active military and some of us paid a price by losing their loved one. I am fortunate I did not lose my spouse, but he is 100% disabled from his service connected disability. Not only do the wives or husbands go through hell while they are fighting for their country; but when they come home, we are the ones who take on the task of caring for them. These posts on here are quite disturbing. After “22 years” in the military, if your still married to that dependent, she does have an ID card. Get over yourself!

          • Chellie says:

            I guess you must not have had an awesome spouse at home doing all the work for your command like we were doing. I feel sorry for you and would like to apologize that your family wasn’t there for you

          • I think you are wrong–yes you did the hard work and service -but your wife stood by your side-never knowing if you were coming home that day or not–kept all together when you were deployed around the world–did hers and all yours -at the home and sarificed a lot in her life to support you as you served–she kept the home,family,and together so YES she deserves a discount ,too. What about my disabled husband-a homebound VIETNAM VET—he deserves all his has fought for and discouts and beneifits–he has paid for–with his whole body now-he can’t get out to get his–so am I not entitled to go,buy,receive military benifits he is due?? I have sacraficed my life to take care of him because he choose to serve this great country–so in those terms I gave up my life,too–don’t I deserve my military ID and discounts?? I think so–God Bless you Lorraine C!!!! because if you are that bitter a person -you must not have served proudly and think only of yourself you should be thankful that you lived through all you did because God got you through it!!! If you loved your family you’d realize that they sacraficed.too and they deserve any discount–they stayed by you during your service–and why???? Be thankful they did!!

      • Karen G says:

        If she is seperated or divorced, her daughter has earned the right for the discounts being that she should have her own military id no matter her age. If they are still married, she gets the id when she is 10 but being divorced or seperated, she gets it now. Her mother can do the shopping for her with her military id. We are retired military an that was a very wrong comment you made to her (who earned it). Spouses earn it also. Who do you think takes care of the household while the military member is away so that they do not have that stress on them when they are away?!!!

      • Connie S Rhodes says:

        If your daughter is HIS child, she is ENTITLED to all discounts for dependents.

      • lalapac says:

        But that is her father…not some stranger. To say its morally wrong is dramatic. Its a discount and I am sure you have a million sin to claim.

      • Mary Qualls says:

        Your family enlists or reup every time the service member does. They make tough choices wives and or husbands are uprooted from their jobs, kids change schools in the middle of the school year,,, and you think they do not deserve and or have not earned the services that are bestowed upon them.

      • Sandy says:

        I beg to differ. If his daughter is his legal daughter, SHE can use her military ID, but ex-spouses cannot. Your daughter will be eligible as long as he is in the military if she is his legal daughter, blood or adopted. An ex-spouse is no longer eligible and yes, it is a privilege. The best thing to do would be to call your local recruiter and ask if you can use it if it benefits your daughter if she is under an age to shop for herself.

    • Jennie says:

      yes your daughter can use her military dependent card to receive discounts. I am a military dep. wife and I use my i.d. card all the time for discounts….our dependent cards are allowed to be used in place of the military member being actually with you. If I had to wait for my husband to be with me everytime I went shopping to receive the discounts I would never get them….he doesn’t have the time to go shopping with me in the middle of the day when he should be at work.

      • Charles says:

        as a vet i do appreciate the discounts but want all businesses to know that i don’t believe that myself or the other solders are heroes we were only doing our jobs. the truth is the true heroes are our family members who are at home cause they don’t know what is happening over there. and they have to deal with the after effects from the war after we come home. most of us have PTSD and are broke up so bad we can’t do family things with our family and you don’t think they have earned the discounts too? they have to deal with our nightmares just as the vets do.think of it this way we are coming into your business and buying a service to even get that 10% discount. the more we spend the more you make.

        • Linda says:

          Very well said. Thank you for your service.

          • April says:

            I am a vet as well, and Charles, I couldn’t have said it better myself! Than you for your service also. Some of this that i am reading is just wrong and selfish and if i knew what that store was i would post everywhere not to go there.

          • I, too, am a 100% disabled Veteran, with PTSD. Not only do I have Mental Issues, I have had over 30 surgeries, so I am physically disabled also. Many times, (about 80%) it is much easier to send my spouse to the store, than to haul out the wheelchair, the walker..whatever, and go pick up the bread and milk. While I am very appreciative of the businesses that give a Military Discount to my husband, I in no way, expect it to be given..even to me. It WAS my PRIVILEGE to serve the USA. It is such an HONOR to wear the uniform of the United States Military. If a company, or business does not feel it should give a discount..hey, whatever. I will PRAY for them.
            I do,wholeheartedly agree that the families are 100% INVESTED in this country, as much as the service member themselves. They are there to cheer us on. They are there to send us those little inspirational messages/packages to keep us going, and remind us what we are fighting for. And, as many have more eloquently said before me, to pack at a moments notice and to reassure the children, and MUCH, MUCH more.

            So, Darrell, if you do not want to give my spouse a discount because I am personally having a “BAD DAY,”, I understand. I will just hope the Good LORD finds more GRACE in His heart, than you currently have in yours.

        • Thank you Charles for your appreciation of your family and all other military families–as the caregiver of my husband a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet–I really apprecaite you realizing what the families go through,too–as it took me over 3 years to get any home help-I was doing all I could by myself for him but it was not near what he needed and deserved–so any discounts as nice-as it took a while for all the paperwork and all to get finished –we were like most struggling and barely paying bills with credit cards or anyway we could–God Bless You and Thank you for your service Charles!!!

    • betty says:

      no so,you have the right to use her card.don`t listen to miss goodie two shoes. your x earned the right for his daughter to use her card anywhere they take it.

    • Clb says:

      While as a disabled veteran do appreciate that there are people like the member that responded earlier, if the child’s father ensured thatt child received the depedant ID card then she can use it. That’soThat’sone of her benefits as his daughter and a way to assist in contributing to the care of the child that does not live with him.

      Basically the mother can use/present the card on behalf of the “minor” child if the purchases are for the child.

    • armywife says:

      Yes, as her legal guardian you can use it to purchase goods & services for the military dependen.

  9. David Johns says:

    Piccadilly Restaraunts LLC offers a 10% discount to all current and retired military personel all day every day.

  10. Daniel says:

    Jewlr offers 15% off all items to Military!

  11. Hi Brad – We at Advertise Military have two websites devoted to helping military servicemembers live their best possible lives: Militaryhub.com and Militaryrates.com. I would love to repost your article on our sites, with a backlink to your site. Please let me know if thats good with you!

  12. Ryan says:

    The wwe gives free tickets to military personnel at any of there events.

  13. scott warner says:

    Thank you for this I’m a vet that is disabled just looking to save some money,thanks again.

    • SFC MOM ret dav says:

      Thanx, for your service and tnoughts,for my vet’s. Your
      contributor companie, thru “MILITAEY DISCOUNTS”, show are
      vet’s….You walked that wall, Did that job and have given
      for the USA !!!! THANX, KEEP UP THE GOOOD WORK!!!!!!!

  14. Woody Gillespie says:

    FYI Subway stores do not give discount to militaty persons.At least the one I used to frequent on 40 hiway in Kansas City

    • CinHerring says:

      Woody,
      I can’t speak for any other cities or states but in Bossier City, Louisiana Subway DOES generously give military discounts.

    • April says:

      taco bell does everyday
      and stage dpt. store as well

    • Jeannia says:

      Some Subways used to give military discounts. Some Subways abused it and was giving the discount to civilians who had never served, and was not married to or a dependent of anyone in the military. So, Subway (as a company) took away all discounts, except Subway employees discount. Subway, does, however, offer a free 6-inch sandwich on Veteran’s Day. There are ways around this, and it’s up to the store manager to allow discounts – or not.

    • Clb says:

      The Subways here in Maryland don’t give anything, not even on Veterans Day! They give a lame excuse of donating to the Fisher House annually. That’s fine and a good cause but on Veterans Day they are the only eatery that uses that as an excuse.

      I will say that Lowes and Home Depot takes very good care of the Veterans and the manager at Baskin Robins became extremely upset upon hearing that me and my three children had been frequenting his location and not receiving our Military discount. Some franchises are passionate about showing their support and apprecation. And I appreciate their passion. :-)

  15. Jeffrey Dorfman says:

    Thank God there still are companies that thank our troops. They are the true patriots.

  16. Megan Connally says:

    Thank you for your services to all veterans,and active people in the military!

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  18. Monica says:

    Being a growing Military Family for over 12 years, I am Extremely appreciative & Grateful for ALL of the businesses offering any type of discount to “Our Family”. The idea behind the term “giving back” is not something “Our Military Family” feels any entitlement to. Our pay dose not change by the particular job we do, how many hours a day or days a week worked nor how many children we have. The determining factors are set in guidelines and excepted when we volunteer to spend our lives dedicated to serve and protect our Country. SO, THANK YOU!! YOU EMPLOY US!! I wish there were more websites out there that would promote this information. There are SO many troops unaware.

  19. James Darts says:

    Being retired Navy, it is super that there are companies that appreciate veterans. A big Thank You to all of them. God bless the USA

  20. ladybg4 says:

    I would also like to add that Pottery Barn Kids and their parent companies also provide a 10% dicount with a military ID. I was able to use my dependant ID and there was no problem to receive the discount….

  21. Carrie Flippen Rowland says:

    I politely ask at Hot Topic, and it depends on the manager, but at Payless Shoes they are Awesome!! I got mine stolen and saw my dog tags and that I was crestfallen, she grabbed my hand and said Of course! And Thanks btw, it was an awesome moment ! Made my PTSD alil less painful. Thx to the Nice Grateful lady from a grateful Veteran.

  22. Online eye care and contact lens retailer AC Lens has a military discount program available for all active, retired, or reserve member of the United States Military. The discount is valid for 10% off any item purchased at AC Lens except sunglasses.

    To receive the discount, enter coupon code “MILITARY” in the instructions section of our online order form when checking out. Discount is valid only to those with a military ID, and can not be combined with other offers.

    http://www.aclens.com/military-discounts.asp

    Thanks to all the men and women of our military for their service!

  23. Dawn says:

    Hi Todd,
    I agree with Officer O’BrIen,
    I am the spouse of a Marine for 45 yrs.. and have been by his side from the begining..i do feel we , as the spouse deserve benifits from the military, so i am sorry to say, you were wrong to say we were not.. my family gave up a whole lot.. so, a little bit we do get .. we deserve.. for our husbands serving our country..

  24. Robin says:

    Brad….. I want to say I love your website….. HOWEVER I DO NOT LIKE MERCHANTS WHO ADVERTISE MILITARY DISCOUNTS THAT ARE JUST SO THEY CAN GET FREE PUBLICITY…… I am a military spouse of 23 years and I will tell you I have lived all over the USA and the discount varies/managers discretion statement is a line off crap… I have been to several Retail stores in many different States that along with your merchant discount list also advertised military.com and many other websites..Most of the employees tell you they have never heard of a military discount or flat we do not do that at this store. For instance Dicks, American Eagle, and Kholes in Clarksville TN and Nashville TN which is extremely close to Fort Campbell, KY, and is one of the largest military bases in the USA does not offer these discounts.. Our daughter lives in Lexington, KY where she attends college the discounts are also not offered at the stores there either… Not offering a discount to the military is perfectly fine, we dont expect one….. Unless you tell us you are offering it…. Many of these merchants only advertise that they give military discounts to get more shoppers and to cast a false impression that they honor our Military… . I will say that Peronally APPLE, ATT, LOWES, HOME DEPOT, and AMERICAN AIRLINES have honered their Military Discount Promotion every time I have asked for it … These lists that are posted should be in some way verified by an actual person… If 80 percent of the retail chains dont offer the dicount in their stores, especially those located near a military base, then they should not get the publicity of saying they do….

    • Retired Navy Veteran says:

      I agree with you Robin. I feel the stores, services etc… that advertise military discounts “at manager’s discretion” is a crock and should be removed along with all of the other’s that say basically the same thing!

    • Peyton says:

      I think so, as well. either the company offers it as a whole, or it shouldn’t offer it at all. Mainly because a lot of them DO use it to make themselves look better, but do not really offer the discount.

      I do know that the Home Depot, O’Reilly’s, Auto Zone, Applebees, and Celebration Cinemas in the Grand Rapids Michigan area offers a military discount and actually gives the discounts to retired military along with active duty. If you have an ID card, you get the discount. The IHOP in Kentwood used to, but no longer offers it now that it has its new Middle Eastern owner. I can’t speak for other places in the area.

  25. carol crook says:

    my husband served in army back during Vietnam…Honorable Discharge..can he still get the Military Discounts…as his wife…and the person who handles all shopping and famiy business items…can I use the discounts too?….What type of Military ID? Since it’s been over 40 yrs since out of service…what military ID would he use? Copy of his Service #..etc..? thank you. Carol

    • Karen G says:

      Hi Carol,
      It sounds like your husband served but did not do the 20 years to get a military id.? He can get services offered to veterans that do not require an id but he would not have a military id if not given one at the time of discharge. He should know if you ask him? Hope this helps.

      • Linda says:

        You are right Karen. My spouse served 12 years as an officer in the Army. He did not have a military ID card after he was released. After about 10 years, he received 100% disability due to his service connected injury and now he and I both have ID cards. You must have served 20 years or be 100% disabled or active duty military to have an ID card.

        • Wexna says:

          Many stores offer to vets not just active & retired. As a member of both AMVETS and the American Legion, we advise our members to copy & shrink their DD214 and fold it to ID size.

          • Paul says:

            There is very little in discounts for the veteran. The veteran seems to have been forgotten. You must be active, reserves or retired. I run into this every day. I am a 60% disabled veteran with 14 years active and 5 years Reserves, for a total 19 years of service. Yet, I am not allowed services or discounts as a veteran. I don’t understand why our service is unimportant to this society. Please let me know if there’s something I’m missing. I have a friend whose wife works as a civilian on Ft. Stewart, Georgia and her teen son works at Burger King on post. No one is military and the family gets post privileges. Not me, as a 19 years of service veteran. Something’s wrong with this picture.

    • Laurie G says:

      Carol,
      If your husband did not serve 20 years, he doesn’t qualify. However, if he has disabilities incurred in the line of duty (meaning the entire time he seved, regardless of where he was or combat status), he can file for service-connected disability through the Verterans Administration, and if they rate him 100% permanent and totally disabled, he will receive an MWR military ID card. The MWR is morality, welfare, recreation, and entitles him to use the facilities on the bases, and at any establishment offering military discounts. Have him check with his local VA, or better yet, have him contact the Disabled American Veterans, they do the best claims work, and have a great percentage rate of approvals.

    • Laurie G says:

      Carol,
      If your husband did not serve 20 years, he doesn’t qualify. However, if he has disabilities incurred in the line of duty (meaning the entire time he served, regardless of where he was or combat status), he can file for service-connected disability through the Verterans Administration, and if they rate him 100% permanent and totally disabled, he will receive an MWR military ID card. The MWR is morality, welfare, recreation, and entitles him to use the facilities on the bases, and at any establishment offering military discounts. Have him check with his local VA, or better yet, have him contact the Disabled American Veterans, they do the best claims work, and have a great percentage rate of approvals.

  26. Penny says:

    My husband served in Vietnam 68-69, he is retired with 24 yrs in the Army, he is now on social security disability as well as 100 percent service connected disability total and permanent. As I take care of everything from finances to house repairs, I appreciated any military discounts given, on the seldom chance, we dine out, almost all of the restaurants give military discounts in our small town in Tennessee, their are some that give me the discount as well as I have my own military ID, Home Depot has always given the discount to either of us at purchase. Id like to thank all veterans past and present who have sacrificed their lives so we may live in freedom. I know without a doubt thou he suffers daily with PTSD for the last 20 plus years, my husband would gladly answer the call again, the occasional, “welcome home” or “thank you for your service” means so much to him and me as well, his medals and Purple Heart hang proudly in plaques on our wall, those who offer discounts to the military and veterans, God Bless you for.,appreciating our military and all the ones. who put their lives in harms way

  27. geofinder says:

    For all the military people who give up their lives to help keep our country free. If we did not have these heros in our lives, there would be no Walmart, Walgreens, places to eat etc. We would be living under a government where we cannot exercise FREEDOM.

    So FREEDOM is what they give us. What do we give them? Oh, a 10, or 20% gee, what is your freedom worth? Maybe we could just give you that freedom in little doses.. And shame on you who do not give back to the military. I have lost friends and a fiance to this. For my loses I can only hope they gave their lives for our Freedom and we need to give back because of this. I also am married to a wonderfuil retired Army Vet. Thank you every each and one of you. We God Bless Our Troops.

    • Thanks Penny and geofinder—I totally a with you both–my husband has been disabled since 2005 and 100% service connect since lung cancer in 2010–but in a wheelchair since 2005—And we really appreciate any discounts any retailer provides for us as their way of serving our military–just wish we’d known more about this before–like AT&T been with them for many years and did not even know until today that they as well as Lowe’s–(just built a deck and had home improvement done-VA did not pay for this) we bought material at Lowe’s -had we know we sure would have saved some money—but at least we know now and I’ve learned to ask just about everywhere we go if they have military discounts!! And we wives and dependents do deserve the discounts-we gave our lives up for our loved ones to be able to service and stayed by their sides and did all we could do to make it all work!! Thanks to all our troops for their service and GOD BLESS THEM ALL !!! And to all the fanilies that have stood by their sides!! GOD BLESS!!

  28. Natalie says:

    I am active duty Navy and Verizon only gives us 15% off of the entire bill. The 23% is incorrect. I have asked Verizon several times about this. -Not complaining because they don’t have to!
    **I work in the TRICARE department. The ID card is for the dependant daughter to use the benefits of the commissary, medical facilities and base access and sometimes MWR. The mom can use the ID card to access the base and commissary for the childs needs. As far as discounts with her child’s ID.. it’s up to the business on whether or not they want to honor the child’s ID for the parent.

  29. Coastie Chuck says:

    $1 off your cup of coffee/tea at COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF, for all of us West Coasters heading to work in the morning, ask for the discount on your coffee (show your ID), and you’ll not only get the discount, but COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF picks up the tax too. I personally own STARBUCKS stock, but still get my coffee in the morning at CBTL :p
    It basically comes down to $1 off your cup (S,M, or L) which translates into 25-30% off your coffee (depending on cost of course). NOT TOO SHABBY!
    Happy Drinking :)

  30. CinHerring says:

    As it has been stated any business who is gracious enough to honor our military. There are many families who sacrifice in more than one way. Because they willingly stepped up to Protect our country, to protect innocent people who are under attack. All branches showing empathy and compassion to ALL, NOT singling out specific members of families. I am ashamed of the post Darrell wrote, he must not be a father, brother or dad of a military member. I am so sorry to any who read his hurtful words. Military Discounts to those in Services should be to the entire family. Tanya, I will lift up your family as well as others. I would like to extend a word of Thanks to each of the Serviceman & their Loved ones. My father was Navy as well as my only son. Love and Blessings to all.

    • Retired Navy Veteran says:

      I believe Darrell was expressing the fact that the discounts offered are a PRIVILEGE not a RIGHT. Sadly many people believe life owes them. Our younger generation especially. When I went through basic training, sitting on a chair was a privilege we had to earn. I believe after high school, everyone should serve 2 years in the military. I feel it would teach the young to appreciate and to be thankful for the littlethings most take for granted.

      My 2 cents :0)

      • April says:

        AMEN!! I Have been there done that and whole heartedly agree, it did for me also

      • @Retired Navy Veteran: I echo your comment “I believe after high school, everyone should serve 2 years in the military. I feel it would teach the young to appreciate and to be thankful for the little things most take for granted.” When I served in Baumholder, FRG.(Yes, THAT long ago), the West German males were required to do this. I always thought it was a wonder idea.

        Also, I laughed when I read that “sitting in a chair was a privilege we had to ear”. I remember, after going home after BT, and AIT, that I was so happy just to sit for 5 minutes without someone yelling at me.

        I also echo the sentiment that the youth of today need to learn to appreciate and to be thankful for the little things. Yes, many people, especially our youth, think life owes them. So Sad

        What a privilege I was granted to serve our wonderful country.
        What a Honor I feel, and have ALWAYS felt.

        Although I am 100% disabled now, I am so proud, and would sign on the line and raise my hand and pledge to protect my country from all enemies foreign and domestic in a heart beat.
        Nicolette Melidones, SSG, US Army, R.N., Retired

      • Peyton says:

        I think you’re right. Everyone should have to serve for at least a while. it would make them grow up and realize that life isn’t handed to them. On the other had, if a business is going to offer the discount, they should also offer it to the dependents because they are in the same household and a discount to the dependent also helps the service member or retired service member in residence. After all, a lot of them are home bound or bedridden.

  31. Anne says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with a spouse receiving a military discount. My husband served proudly for 4 yrs in the Marines, and was 17 when he enlisted. I waited 4 yrs while he was away and raised a baby on my own most of that time. We saw him a total of 6 mos out of 4 yrs due to training, cruises and a WAR.

    I was alone for 14 mos while he was in Viet Nam at the young age of 20, seeing his buddies killed or wounded and he himself wounded. I worried every single day of that 14 mos. was he safe, was he in a battle, was he wounded, would our son see his Daddy again. Our son didn’t even know who he was when he came home, yes he knew he was his Daddy as he kissed his picture good night every night, but he didn’t at 4yrs of age know what a Daddy was.

    These discounts are not that much, but it’s the thought that counts, to honor what they have sacrificed. He thinks because of the reaction of the people when he came home he did something wrong, so he is ashamed to talk about something he did for his Country and got wounded doing it. It was the President of the Country the people should have been mad at, not the Military who were doing their job. My husband still cries when someone talks about Viet Nam or we see the Wall in Wash D.C. he whimpers in his sleep and on occasions yells duck.

    Yes, I think a spouse should most certainly be able to use the discount, as they go though their own war at home, and suffer PTSD along with the spouse as it does break my heart to see him suffer. Most of all I hate that he feels the Country thinks HE did something wrong.
    But through it all he is still a very PROUD MARINE, who wears his Marine hat and shirts where ever we go, and on occasion I wear my hat. We are both very pround to be part of the Marine Corp Family.

  32. Patricia says:

    To those folks that aren’t military, “entitlement” is a term of art in military families. It doesn’t say anything about what we believe we deserve as dependents. Rather, it describes a package of benefits that are extended to people who fall within a certain class (very generally, current active duty,some reserve and guard, currently deployed members and their wives and dependent children; retired members after 20 years of service and their spouses and dependent children; and former spouses that were married to a member for 20 years while such member was actively serving). Value judgements of others based on whether they are “entitled” to military benefits is inappropriate.

    That said, when I left my beautiful custom built home ($600 15 year mortgage) and successful law practice in Omaha, Nebraska when the secdef requested my husband’s presence in Washington dc and my income significantly decreased and my housing costs increased ten times to live in a dangerous hood where shootings at the local Safeway were a common occurrence…I think I “earned” some of those benefits. I won’t complain: about living outside the us while my parents were sick and dying and working was virtually impossible and my husband’s enlisted pay allowed us one international phone call a week (preinternet days); That my “health insurance” that required that I receive my maternity care at a MTF almost killed my first child; that for years I lived with deployments that occurred with no notice, lasted for undetermined durations, and allowed no contact with my spouse (I called it the ultimate cheaters job…not so healthy for a marriage); that I never had any clue how long I would live in a particular city or country; that I was expected to play substitute mom to young troops that were under my spouses supervision without pay; that I had to undergo investigations that violated my right to privacy for my husband to maintain his security clearance…..

    I could go on but I won’t. We made the right choice for our family to commit to the service of our country. However, for anyone that believes that spouses and children don’t make significant contributions to military service I suggest you take 10 minutes and contemplate the stability and experience of our armed forces if it was populated entirely by single, childless soldiers. The most often cited reason by military members (that have served more than one enlistment but have not reached retirement ) for leaving service is that the demands placed on their family are too excessive.

    For private businesses that don’t acknowledge or appreciate the benefit that spouses and children provide to them by ensuring that our armed forces are able to retain mature, experienced military leaders, no matter, we don’t do it for your recognition or your discounts. I would ask that you limit your comments to something which you have actual knowledge of, particularly if those comments are inflammatory, insulting or demeaning.

    • Peyton says:

      I just might love you for saying what I couldn’t because I was so angry that most people can’t see that we, the family members, work just as hard and suffer just as much. Thank you.

      • Anne says:

        Amen, is all I can think of without going into something too long. We the family do suffer in our own way, in many ways.

  33. Phil Akee says:

    I AM A RETIRED ARMY VET WITH 22YRS OF SERVICE, I SERVED MY COUNTRY WITH PRIDE AND I SALUTE YOU ALL THAT SERVE NOW. ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY!
    I APPRECIATE YOUR THANKS. AND ANY DISCOUNTS, GIVEN TO MY FAMILY. YES,..CIVILIANS, NO PUN INTENDED …WE DID WHAT YOU MAY HAVE NEVER DREAMED,BUT IT DID, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING THANKS, FOR LISTENING AND SLEEP WELL TONIGHT…THE MILITARY IS THERE 24/7..

  34. Diana M. says:

    Thank you Brad’s Deals for posting this list of discounts for the military communities. I am an Army veteran of nine active and six reserve years…Vietnam Era. I am able to receive many discounts by showing my VA hospital outpatient picture I.D. My father retired from the Navy, a brother had also joined the Army, a sister in the Air Force , three brothers-in-law in various armed forces fields and my mother was there to help support us all. Family members left behind to keep vigil as their loved one(s) are “called to duty”, deserve recognition as well. I’m lucky to live in San Diego where a great number of the population is active, retired, veteran or family member served during one campaign or another. The generousity of local businesses and individuals towards our military, is not only evident during “Operation Stand Down” for homeless vets, or a free meal at some restaurants and casinos on Veterans Day. We depend on each other daily and we appreciate what each has to offer.

  35. Barbara Ann johnson says:

    How do I find out when product is being delivered?

  36. Jenny says:

    Thank you from a grateful Vet. I appreciate every discount offered by any business. I haave saved hundreds!

  37. gary says:

    Home depot corporate office says the 10% off is not for all veterans like lowes it must say service connected on your va card.

  38. happy-go-lucky says:

    I live in Alabama an im proud to say my home town is great our starbucks gives a free coffee in the morning in uniform the manager at kfc will bueyy your whole meal and our mcdonalds gives 50 percent off in uniform i do not expect it but being a single parent in the army i definetly appreciate

  39. Eric says:

    I just asked Verizon for the 23% discount listed on this site. It is incorrect, as is stated by another commenter. Verizon provides a 15% discount. Please correct this misleading discount. Thank you.

  40. Lori says:

    I too, have served for this great country. I am allowed a discount which I am very greatful. If the discounts were not for families, then why were they issued a card? Think about it! I would consider it a insult if my family could not use it!

    • Peyton says:

      I feel the same way. Dependents are a part of the military family. They, too, should receive the discounts if offered because it directly benefits the military member for which it was offered in the first place.

  41. SoCalGirl says:

    The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are free for any active duty military. Showed ID, do not need to be in uniform. Also showed Mil ID at the Bus and SkyFari and Tram at the Safari Park and rode for free…. :)

  42. [...] Spread the word to family and friends via Facebook and Twitter or email those that you know who may directly benefit from these discounts.  You can read more about this effort and find a comprehensive list of retailers/restaurants/service contractors that are currently known to be offering discounts to our military personnel.   Below is a very abbreviated list for review.   Find a pdf/printable version of this list at the link below. Read more: http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/military-discounts [...]

  43. Randy says:

    I am a Vietnam Vet and was not disabled thank god while in service,but mentally it took everything out of me and i didnt realize it for a long time after leaving the military. I now am getting my military problems taken care of by the VA of wich i paid for with my sweat and heart. I feel for the dependants of our current Military people who now have to pay for all those benifits that i get for free. and am very lucky to Live in Las Vegas Nevada where the VA is the greatest in my opinion. and who DO care about our military and vets and give discounts. I for one am on a very tight budget getting Social Security Disabiliy, and do not go out of my way to ask for discounts as i feel it is a giveout. But there are stores here who do see my VA card and ask if i am a vet and i say yes and they give me the discount and for that i am grateful and proud that i served. It would be great if instead of people having to ask like its charity why cant the companys be proud and display signage proudly so people dont have to ask and then more people would come in and spend their hard earned cash sometimes just because the store values the people who made us what we are today. And i am A PROUD VETERAN even if i dont broadcast it .

  44. Mike P says:

    I am a vetran living in Fl and doing some handyman work. When I went into Home Depot and asked about a vets discount I was told that I had to serve at least 20 years and been deployed to a combat zone. They said what is required is being handycapped because of a military trauma. You also have to bring in all your paperwork and register with Home Depot and carry this card into the store to receive a discount. Because of this I refuse to go into this store ever again. Not for the discount but because of the BS that they advertise. Lowes is very good about this as long as you have proof that your a vet. I’ll do my shopping at Lowes.

  45. Peyton says:

    I just wanted to say thank you to all of the stores and businesses who give a military discount.

    To those who don’t give a military and veteran discount, just think about all of the business you’re missing when we all go to the places who will give us the 10% off.

    Getting 90% of something is better than 100% of nothing, isn’t it? :-)

    Think about it. There are MILLIONS of us.

  46. Mike says:

    I tried to make several purchases today at Lowes and use my Veterans ID Card but was told it was only for Active Duty Veterans, Retired Veterans or Disabled Veterans. I am neither of these. I am however a Veteran and a United States Marine who proudly served in VietNam from 1966 until 1968. I do not understand why any Veteran is not entitled to these discounts, after all we put our lives on the line for our country too. You can bet I will not shop at another Lowes store again.

  47. peter beecroft says:

    I wholeheartedly think you should try to get disabled veterans these discounts also most of us did not have the option of spending 20 years and retiring sincerely peter h beecroft 40% disabled american veteran

  48. Bonnie says:

    I’m a surviving spouse with a DEERS card. Can I get a discount?
    My husband served 121/2 yrs. discharged with a disability.

  49. Larry says:

    I use my VA card all the time. Have not ever be told it was not the right ID.

  50. John says:

    I’m A Vietnam Vet 100% disabled now by the VA . Most places have said their discount is for active or retired Vets. That’s why I gave up on mostly all of these programs .Maybe if you could list the places that discount all Vets no matter era , length of service or where served would be a great help to all Vets. would be a great help for all brothers and sisters past and present .
    Another thing to help is find out from your county VA service rep office about getting a countywide discount card. I live in PA and our county just started one a few months ago.I can tell you I very seldom use my VA discounts or senior discounts since I am somewhat better off in my retirement ( good investments and a lot of luck ) than some others and I don’ want to take this away from others.
    ALLONS

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